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About Lucky Dog

Lucky Dog Animal Rescue is a volunteer-powered nonprofit dedicated to rescuing homeless, neglected, and abandoned animals from certain euthanasia and finding them loving forever homes.  We educate the community and all pet parents on responsible pet parenting, including the importance of spay/neuter, obedience training, and good nutrition.

 

Lucky Dog Animal Rescue - Learn More About Us

Lucky Dog Animal Rescue is an IRS recognized non-profit corporation in Washington DC. All donations made to help save homless or injures pets are 100% tax decutible.*

For more information on our non-profit status, tax ID numbers, financial information please continue to our Non-Profit information.

Lucky Dog Animal Rescue is a volunteer-powered nonprofit dedicated to rescuing homeless, neglected, and abandoned animals from certain euthanasia and finding them loving forever homes.  We educate the community and all pet parents on responsible pet parenting, including the importance of spay/neuter, obedience training, and good nutrition.

Lucky Dog Intakes and Adoptions 2017
 
  JANUARY FEBRUARY MARCH APRIL MAY JUNE
Estimated starting counts            
Adult Dogs (6 months and older) 46 29 33 22 16 20
Puppies (younger than 6 months) 19 11 20 32 26 20
Adult Cats (6 months and older) 2 1 2 2 5 5
Kittens (younger than 6 months) 7 11 9 9 22 17
TOTAL ESTIMATED STARTING COUNT 74 52 64 65 69 62
             
Intakes            
Adult Dogs: Strays/Shelter 72 84 60 78 50 38
Puppies: Strays/Shelter 37 51 52 49 42 34
Adult Cats: Strays/Shelter 5 1 2 4 3 4
Kittens: Strays/Shelter 12 18 3 29 32 56
Adult Dogs: Owner Surrender 0 0 0 1 1 0
Puppies: Owner Surrender 0 0 0 0 0 0
Adult Cats: Owner Surrender 0 0 0 0 0 0
Kittens: Owner Surrender 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL INTAKES 126 154 117 161 128 132
             
Adoptions            
Adult Dogs (6 months and older) 89 79 70 85 47 33
Puppies (younger than 6 months) 45 42 39 55 48 36
Adult Cats (6 months and older) 6 0 2 1 3 4
Kittens (younger than 6 months) 8 20 3 16 37 32
TOTAL ADOPTIONS 148 141 114 157 135 105
             
Other Outcomes            
Return to Shelter/Partner Rescue 0 0 0 0 0 0
Lost in Care 0 0 0 0 0 0
Died in Care 0 1 2 0 0 0
TOTAL OTHER OUTCOMES 0 1 2 0 0 0
             
Estimated Ending Counts            
Adult Dogs (6 months and older) 29 33 22 16 20 25
Puppies (younger than 6 months) 11 20 32 26 20 18
Adult Cats (6 months and older) 1 2 2 5 5 5
Kittens (younger than 6 months) 11 9 9 22 17 41
TOTAL ESTIMATED ENDING COUNT 52 64 65 69 62 89
             
Total Animals (Starting and Intakes) 200 206 181 226 197 194
Total Animals Saved (Adopted or in Rescue) 200 205 179 226 197 194
PERCENT OF ANIMALS SAVED 100% 99.5% 98.9% 100% 100% 100%

 

What is a "Lucky Dog?"

A Lucky Dog is a fortunate animal who we are able to rescue from a high-kill shelter or from an owner who needs to re-home his or her pet.  Right now, "Lucky Dogs" are primarily of the canine variety, but Lucky Dog Animal Rescue plans to expand to help animals of all kinds.  We consider any animal in need a potential "Lucky Dog"!

Where do Lucky Dogs come from?

Most Lucky Dogs come from high-kill shelters in Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina, and South Carolina.  We work with shelter partners in low-income and rural areas where hundreds of highly-adoptable dogs are euthanized each month due to overpopulation problems, lack of spay/neuter education and inadequate funding.  With the help of our dedicated volunteers and supporters, Lucky Dogrescues as many of these pups as possible.

Where are the Lucky Dogs now?

The Lucky Dogs live in foster homes throughout the Washington, DC area, including Maryland and Northern Virginia. They live as far north as Baltimore and as far south as Burke and Woodbridge. Lucky Dog Animal Rescue does not have a shelter of its own. We rely completely on the generosity of our foster parents!

How do Lucky Dogs get Here?

We have wonderful partners who drive the Lucky Dogs all the way from their rural shelters to the DC area.  These "transports" can be as large as 60 dogs and as small as 1 dog.  A portion of each adoption fee goes to the costs of arranging these transports. We always need lots of help when the dogs arrive from the shelters - let us know if you'd like to be part of the welcoming committee.

How can I get a Lucky Dog?

It's simple! Head over to the Adoption Center to get started.